June 21, 2024

Police nab fake Army Captain for armed robbery in Lagos


Detectives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 39-year-old fake Army Captain, Andy Teddy Edwards for armed robbery.

The fake soldier, who posed as a modelling agent, would invite ladies for auditioning and then rob them of their cars and valuables at gunpoint.

A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on Sunday said Edwards was arrested following a painstaking investigation that was launched after one of his victims reported the robbery of her Lexus RX330 SUV.

He said that further investigation led to the recovery of one Ford Edge SUV with registration number KRD 276 EG, one sewing machine, one POS machine with six SIM cards, two pairs of military camouflage uniforms, one number plate – AFL 469 GD, in the suspect’s house.

He said: “While the investigation is being rounded off, the owner of the Ford SUV is hereby urged to come forward to claim same. The suspect would be arraigned at the conclusion of the investigation.”

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi assured Lagos residents of the unwavering commitment of officers and men of the Command towards the annihilation of crime and criminality in the state.

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